Elections; voter integrity and identification provisions. (HB2509)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter integrity and identification provisions. Requires the following steps to emphasize integrity in the voting process: (i) posting notice in at least two languages at the polls of legally required voting qualifications and penalties for violations; (ii) requiring proof of citizenship with registration applications; and (iii) revising the voter identification requirements for in-person and absentee voting procedures. The act will take effect January 1, 2010. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2009Presented and ordered printed 095529616
01/15/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2509)
01/22/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/03/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 095612616-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. withdrawn
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095612616-H1
02/09/2009Pending question ordered
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2509H1
02/10/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2509H1)
02/10/2009Pending question ordered
02/10/2009Read third time and defeated by House (3-Y 95-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- DEFEATED (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 16 minutes.


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill requires every local registrar of voters to ascertain the citizenship status of people registering to vote. The Secretary of the State Board of Elections testified that there is no evidence that non-citizens have been registered to vote.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Virginia Interfaith Center opposes this bill. There is no evidence of fraudulent voting by undocumented immigrants.

Nonprofit NoVA, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes: